Cultural Heritage Class
“We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” – Swami Vivekananda
Cultural heritage classes are conducted for the students on the first Sunday of every month.
Monastic members as well as HR personalities take classes on a regular basis on the lives and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita. The rich culture and heritage of India and various other topics, like ‘Science of Human Excellence’ are also discussed to bring about a holistic development of the students. These classes are made more interesting by the help of audio-visual aids. The students are also encouraged to practice meditation so that they can concentrate more and are able to lead a stress-free life.
Every student has to appear for the Cultural Heritage Examination (Full Marks – 50) along with the examination of Computer and Communicative English.
Rasik Bhita Barta (Annual Magazine)
This magazine, replete with informative and interesting articles, by the students, teachers and other eminent personalities was first published on August 15, 2008. Every year, a central theme or ‘Barta’ (such as ‘kripa’, ‘shreya-preya’) is selected on which the students are encouraged to ponder over and write something original. The fourth issue was released in August, 2011 with the theme ‘Shrinwantu Vishwe Amritasya Putrah’.
In 2002, Rasik Bhita was enrolled with the International Award for Young People (The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award). As most of the students fall under the low income group, IAYP has taken them under its Special Project Scheme.
IAYP is an exciting self-development programme for all young people worldwide. It equips them with life skills, builds their confidence, and engages them with their communities. There are three Award levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students are encouraged to take keen interest and participate in the work related to the four categories: skill, physical recreation, service and adventure.
Every year, the awardees who successfully complete their work in all the four sections get rewarded with Gold/ Silver/ Bronze Awards in the Award Ceremony, organized by IAYP.
Friend of the Award
As a recognition of continuous and dedicated support of Sri Sarada Math-Rasik Bhita towards the Award Programme over a period of four years, Rasik Bhita was presented “The Friend of the Award” badge in the Awards Ceremony on 28th November, 2006.
Foreign Tours : London, Singapore and South Korea
Participation in Swinton Exchange Programme
Tania Chatterjee, a gold award recipient, participated in the Youth Exchange Programme conducted at Swinton, U.K. by the IAYP authorities from 12th June to 27th June, 2006.
Participation in Regional Water Forum at Singapore
Gold Awardee Mou Das was selected by IAYP East Zone Award Authority to represent India in the Regional Water Forum, 2008, which was held in Singapore from 24th-26th June. 7 nations viz. Australia, Sri Lanka etc. participated in this forum, where Mou Das very successfully discussed about the water resources in India with the help of PowerPoint presentation.
The International Gold Event 2014 Korea : Leadership for a transformed Award
Our Award leader Adrija Chatterjee was selected by IAYP India to represent India along with two other delegates at the International Gold Event 2014, held in South Korea from 22nd October to 2nd November 2014. International Gold Event 2014 Korea was an occasion where 75 individuals from 43 countries came together to drive forward the Award’s growth and development in the coming years under the theme of “Leadership for a Transformed Award”.
She worked with a multinational group of participants, made field visits to different places in Korea to gain insight into how the Korean culture operates and what are the diverse challenges faced by leaders within Korean society. At the end they prepared a presentation on what they learnt as a team and presented it with their team to a panel headed by The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward and many other officials from the international body of Duke of Edinburgh’s International award.
It was an extraordinary experience for each participant as they worked with people from different countries which in turn enriched them with exceptional leadership skills.